Centre for Legal Theory

The Singapore Symposium in Legal Theory 2016
(funded by Singapore Ministry of Education Academic Research Fund Tier1)

The Singapore Symposium in Legal Theory is an initiative supported by the Faculty of Law to promote discussion of current research in the field of legal theory, broadly conceived. It consists of occasional seminars and a formal programme of papers held in Semester 2 each year, in which those working in legal theory from around the world join with colleagues at NUS to present work in progress and explore contemporary debates.

Date Paper Titles & Presenters Slides Videos
18 January 2016 Monday, 4-6pm Liberalism and the Concept of Identity
Professor Akeel Bilgrami
Columbia University
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12 February 2016 Friday, 4-6pm Privacy, Power, and the Inadequacies of Private Law
Associate Professor Lisa Austin
University of Toronto
4 March 2016 Friday, 4-6pm The Transformation of Private Law through European Integration
Professor Hans-W. Micklitz
European University Institute
14 March 2016
Monday, 4-6pm
Potestas Irritans: Reflections on Matthew Hale's Constitutional Jurisprudence
Professor Gerald Postema
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
21 March 2016
Monday, 4-6pm
What is Customary Law in foro?
Dr Grant Lamond
University of Oxford